green ship

The 2015 Green4Sea Athens Forum is due on 22nd of April in Eugenides Foundation, followed by cocktail reception. It is a non-profit event aiming at a target group of approx 800 Delegates / 400 Companies from Safety, Technical, Operation of marine departments of shipping operators and relevant associated industry organisations.


08:00 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee & Registration

09:00 - 09:05

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U.S. Congressman John Garamendi has spoken out on the need for the United States shipbuilding industry to focus on the construction of LNG carriers.

Garamendi, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, was speaking at the Bay Planning Coalition’s 2015 Decision Makers Conference on Thursday.

Garamendi's speech focused on the U.S.’ pivotal

maritime silk road

Not content with both purifying the Chinese Communist Party which he heads and with reforming his country, China’s president, Xi Jinping, also wants to reshape the economic and political order in Asia. With the flair that Chinese leaders share for pithy but rather bewildering encapsulations, his vision for the continent is summed up in official jargon as “One Belt, One Road”. As Mr Xi describes it, most recently last month at the Boao Forum, China’s

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Chemical tanker shipping faces another challenging year of falling freight rates in 2015 but the trade is expected to recover next year, according to Drewry’s latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster.

Seaborne trade in chemicals and associated products fell by 1.2% in volume terms in 2014. Drewry attributes this decrease to the overall weakness in the Chinese and European economies in 2014.

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Do not miss the opportunity!

We're only a couple of weeks away from Setel's International Maritime Conference, which will be held at Library Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, Piraeus - Greece.

Do not miss the chance to participate to a unique event where maritime professionals and stakeholders, guest speakers and maritime journalists will get together to realize how Setel Hellas’ Next

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A Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) ship which stores and converts LNG to gas (FSRU) reached Port Qasim on Thursday with an initial cargo load of 148517 cubic metre of LNG.
This will now permanently dock at the Engro Elengy Terminal at Port Qasim and together will provide Pakistan's first state of the art LNG terminal.
The terminal has been built at a cost of USD 135 million in a world record time of 335 days of signing with actual construction of 179 days and the FSRU

ploio southampton

Of all the changes that have taken place in recent years, the loss of shipbuilding on the waterside at Southampton has surely been one of the low points.
When VT – known affectionately as ‘Vospers’ to so many people – closed for the final time and moved to Portsmouth the city lost something of its heritage if not its soul.
Now the Daily Echo can exclusively reveal that there are firm plans to bring back shipbuilding to the same

cruise ship allure of the seas

6.39 million European passengers had a cruise holiday during 2014

1. The number of Europeans taking a cruise holiday has reached an all-time high

• In 2014, a record 6.39 million Europeans took a cruise, 30,000 more than in 2013.
• This marks a 0.5% growth of Europe’s source market compared to the

msc splendidOn 18 March, MSC Splendida called the port of La Goulette, Tunis for its weekly call performed during the season from 17 December2014 to 15 April 2015. The ship arrived with 3,714 guests and 1,267 crewmembers aboard.
As it is the case every time the ship calls Tunis, a shore excursion offered MSC Cruises’ guests the opportunity to visit the famous Bardo National Museum. During the visit at the museum, some of MSC Cruises’ guests

cruise ship smoke

Cruise lines that sail Alaska waters are installing new pollution-control equipment. It’s aimed at clearing the air — and meeting new regulations. But it’s also dodging some stronger, more expensive measures.

The stuff that comes out of cruise ship smokestacks can cloud the air, leaving a haze over port cities, and plumes along their routes.

But it’s more than unsightly. Sulfur


More than 587 vessels are expected to be built in Southeast Asia this year, according to data from IHS Maritime & Trade.
The figures are still some way behind the 2011-12 level of around 800 ships, but point to a rebound despite over-tonnage concerns since 2008 according to Robert Willmington, new construction analyst at IHS.

Shipbuilding in the region this year is projected to exceed 4.8 million gt.

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Last 5th March, during the 23rd Annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony held at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, the Grimaldi Group was named once again a General Motors Supplier of the Year.

This year GM recognized 78 of its best suppliers from around the world for going above and beyond GM’s requirements, designed to provide customers with the most innovative technologies and the industry’s best quality vehicles.

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Prioritizing inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy

EU member states need to prioritise inland waterway projects as part of a sustainable transport policy, according to a report by the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
However, progress in shifting freight traffic in Europe from roads to inland waterway transport has

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Setel Hellas reports that its SeeMBox-V solution for remote performance monitoring has been successfully integrated with Cisco technology.

SeeMBox-V, which enables analysis of onbard equipment from shore-based offices, is now available via the Cisco 2911 and 2951 operating system and machine architecture.

Setel says the integration with Cisco will help to significantly reduce total cost of ownership for maritime users, as well as adding increased

harmony of the seas

Royal Caribbean has released new details on its next vessel, announcing that the third iteration of its Oasis-Class vessels will be named Harmony of the Seas.

When complete, the latest behemoth aims to be the largest cruise ship in the world, measuring 2.15 meters longer, 5.5 meters wider, and 2 418 gross tons heavier than the current titleholder, sister ship Allure of the Seas, reports trade blog Cruise Fever.

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A Taiwanese ship, carrying 49 crew, has vanished in the South Atlantic Ocean, near the Falkland Islands.
The Hsiang Fu Chun, a 700-tonne squid fishing vessel, was 1,700 nautical miles from the Falklands when it last contacted its company at 3am on 26 February.
At the time the ship’s captain reported that the ship was taking in water.
There are 11 Chinese, 21 Indonesian, 13 Filipino, two Vietnamese and two Taiwanese including the captain on

intermodal asia 2015

Industry leaders and innovation at Intermodal Asia 2015 exhibition_aIn its second year, Intermodal Asia is set to welcome a diverse range of high profile exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, alongside engaging forums and conference sessions, to demonstrate the best of the intermodal sector. The prestigious event takes place from 24-26 March at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center.
Visitors to Intermodal Asia

cruiseship iceland

The first cruise ship to arrive in Iceland this year is expected later this month. The arrival is earlier in the season than usual in order to view the solar eclipse on March 20, reports.

The number of cruise ships arriving in Iceland has increased greatly in recent years. Last year, 105.000 people traveled to Iceland by ship, most via cruise ship.

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